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A Maersk container ship is been hit by the coronavirus

A Maersk container ship is been hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus.

It confirms Maersk to Ekstra Bladet and branchemediet Maritime Denmark.

There are five crew members on board the Danish container ship Lexa Maersk, which is found to be contaminated with the coronavirus.

Maersk do not want to disclose, whether there are danes among the crew, or whether any of those infected are females.

the Ship, which has a crew of 25 persons, left Panama the 1. may, heading for Spain.

Shortly after showed a crew member signs on to be infected with the virus. The ships cut off, therefore, the voyage, after which the sick were hospitalized up a hospital in The West indian Islands.

As the ship continued the trip against Spain, began the four other crew members to show mild signs of being infected. The four were, therefore, isolated in their cabins.

because of the development of the situation decided the shipping company to let the ship sail directly to Rotterdam in the Netherlands instead of Spain.

When the container ship arrived in Rotterdam on 18. may, were all on board and tested for coronaviruses.

It showed you that the four crew members, who had shown mild symptoms, all of which were infected.

The four infected individuals find themselves still on board the Lexa Maersk, where they are isolated, writes Maritime Danmark.

the container ship is because of the situation temporarily taken out of operation and emptied of containers. The containers will be sent on to their destinations of the other ships.

Maersk the Maritime Denmark do not indicate how long the ship will stay in Rotterdam.

the Ship sails under the Danish flag with Svendborg as the homeland.

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